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The Primary School Examination results for 2019 have officially been released and by now many are aware that the top performer came for a school out west. While many are still trying to figure out what went wrong or what went right with their grades, Jasmine Espat, who attends St. Andrew Anglican Primary School in the Cayo District, is celebrating her success as the top performing student. She scored 386 out of 400 points.

AnnElyse Fleser-Perdue, from La Isla Bonita Elementary School in San Pedro, scored the second highest in the country with 380 points. Third place went to Jasmine Tatyanna Nadine Faber, from St. Peter Claver Primary School in Toledo District, with a score of 379 points. This year's top performing schools are noticeably different from 2018.

The top 3 performing schools last year were Hummingbird Elementary School in Belize City, La Inmaculada Primary School in Orange Walk, and Mary Hill RC School in Corozal. Additionally, last year, Hummingbird Elementary had secured five spots on the top 25 list. This year, they only secured 2. While Mary Hill Corozal secured 2 spots last year, they were absent from the list this year, as well as all other primary schools in Corozal. Stann Creek also did not make the list for both 2018 and 2019.

Schools from Belize City had 9 spots on the top 25 list last year, while they had 10 spots this year. While the Belize district dominated the list with 11 spots totally, Cayo was second with 6 spots, and Toledo and Orange Walk were tied with 5 spots each. San Pedro secured 1 spot. Notably, while St. Peter Claver School was absent from the list last year, they secured 3 spots this year. A few other schools that did not appear last year were also present on this year's list. Finally, last year 7,080 students sat the exam while this year it was 7,015; sixty five less than last year.



The Good News and Bad News of PSE Results

The 2019 PSE scores are in and the results are� more of the same. Most of the over 7000 students who sat the exam received scores within the "E" range, which translates to an "Inadequate" performance according to the Ministry's grading scale. While there was some minor fluctuation in the students' performance, the
The average English score was 56.7%, a 1% increase from last year.

The Math scores also saw a 1% increase, with students averaging about 54%.

Students were most successful in Social Studies, receiving an average grade of 64.2%, the highest of the individual subject scores.

While these three subjects saw minor increases in performance, Science was the opposite. In 2018 60% of students received a "C" or "Satisfactory" mark. This year that number dropped to 46%, with an average score of 56.8% or a "D".

And while not much has changed when it comes to PSE results, there has been a shift what schools and districts there top performers are coming from. This year, none of the PSE's top 5 were from Belize City. This year's top performer wa Jasmine Espat from St. Andrew Anglican Primary School from Cayo. Espat topped the exam with a score of 386/400. Following behind her was AnnElyse Fleser - Perdue from La Isla Bonita Elementary School and Jasmine Faber from St. Peter Claver Primary School in Toledo.

PSE results came out too late for us to get in contact with this year's top performers, but we were able to catch up with Leah Martinez, who got the highest score in Belize City. Here's what she had to say about her achievement�

Bernice York's Kai Badillo came in 7th, but opted not to give an interview and instead, in what might be a 7 News first, sent us his own personal statement. Badillo said "At first, I was in disbelief, but then slowly but surely I was convinced that it was true and not some form of joke. I would like to thank all my teachers, especially Mrs. Ali for putting in a lot of effort to ensure our success and my parents for providing the environment for me to succeed."

Hummingbird Elementary, Belize Elementary, St. Andrew Anglican and Bernice York received the top overall scores.

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Isla Bonita Elementary School Student Places 2nd In PSE Countrywide

The Primary School Examination results are out and the students from San Pedro Town did an excellent job! The top scorers this year where AnnElyse Fleser-Perdue of Isla Bonita Elementary School (95% - 380/400 points), Kamryn Rhaburn of San Pedro RC School (91.8% - 367/400 points) and Nia Lisbey of Ambergris Caye Elementary School with (91% - 365/400 points).

A total of 7, 280 students sat the PSE and of which 11 were private candidates. PSE Numbers for 2019 show that 65 fewer candidates sat the exam over 2018. The Top Achiever for this year's PSE was Jasmin Espat of St. Andrew Anglican Primary School in Cayo who scored a 96.5% (386/400points). The following are the results for schools here on the island:

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